- Contributor to ESPN's The Undefeated, a platform that fuses sports, race and culture
- Hosted ESPN's flagship SportsCenter and His and Hers, a statistics-based sports discussion program that got its start as a podcast created by Hill and Michael Smith
- Joined ESPN as a national columnist, where she regularly wrote a column for ESPN.com's Page 2
- Made regular appearances across a variety of television programs, including ESPN First Take, Outside the Lines and The Sports Reporters
- Awarded the inaugural Van McKenzie Cup, which was created to recognize a journalist who best exemplifies the traits of the innovative sports editor
Contributor, ESPN's The Undefeated
Jemele Hill is a major sports journalist who currently reports for "The Undefeated," ESPN’s website that covers the intersections of sports, race, and culture.
Hill is widely known as the former co-host of ESPN’s flagship talk show "SportsCenter." She previously wrote a column for ESPN.com’s "Page 2" and hosted ESPN’s statistics-based sports discussion program "His and Hers."
Born in Detroit, MI, Hill went on to attend Michigan State University. She began her career as a sports writer with the Detroit Free Press, primarily covering Michigan State football and basketball. While there, she also covered the 2004 Summer Olympics and NBA Playoffs.
Hill joined ESPN in 2006 as a national columnist for ESPN.com. She made regular appearances on television, including ESPN programs "SportsCenter," "First Take," "Outside the Lines," and "The Sports Reporters."
In 2007, Hill was awarded the inaugural Van McKenzie Cup, an award created to recognize a journalist who best exemplifies the traits of the innovative sports editor for whom it is named. Hill credits McKenzie, in large part, for her momentous rise.
In 2011, Hill and Michael Smith began the sports discussion podcast "His & Hers." Its popularity led to ESPN adding Hill to Smith’s ESPN2 show "Numbers Never Lie," which was renamed to "His & Hers" a year later. The show aired successfully for 6 years, when both Hill and Smith became evening anchors of ESPN’s "SportsCenter." As of February 2018, Hill has transitioned to reporting for "The Undefeated."
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